Welcome to Glasgow University Judo Club! We teach Judo as an Olympic sport – where the aim is to unbalance your opponent and take them to the ground with speed, force and control. We also incorporate some groundwork techniques such as arm locks, chokes and hold-downs. Judo is great for building strength, stamina and self-confidence. So if you’re tired of the gym and want to try something different, or want to make new friends, Judo is the sport for you!
Over the past few years, we have grown into a vast and dynamic club – the largest adult Judo club in Scotland. So we have a great mix of players and abilities from all over the world. All of our coaches are experienced black belts, with decades of training and coaching knowledge between them! We welcome players of various ages, genders, abilities, ethnicities and orientations, and we have a particularly strong female membership. We are also a very sociable club. We go to our sponsored pub – The Old Schoolhouse - after training on Wednesday evenings for a drink and some free food. We also run various social events and dinners throughout the year.
Our training times are:
- Wednesday 7-9pm
- Thursday (strength and conditioning) 9.15-10.15pm – New this year, this is for players who want to improve their fitness and get that competitive edge.
- Saturday 10.30am – 12.30pm
- We train in Studio 2 of the Stevenson Building. Members must have a peak gym membership to access training. When first coming to training, wear comfortable gym clothes, remove all piercings and jewellery, and be advised there are to be no shoes worn on the mat at any time. Feel free to drop by any of our sessions and have a go! If you have any other queries, you can contact our committee via email, or on Facebook. See you on the mat!
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